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Urban League’s Empowerment & Policy Conference 2023 to Take Place Sept. 7-8

NEW ORLEANS — The Urban League of Louisiana is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated Empowerment & Policy Conference 2023, a dynamic event aimed at fostering positive change, building stronger communities, and shaping the future of Louisiana. This groundbreaking conference will take place September 7-8 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, bringing together thought leaders, community activists, policymakers, and advocates dedicated to creating lasting impact.

Under the theme “Boundless: Advancing Equitable Solutions to Build a Prosperous Louisiana,” the Empowerment & Policy Conference 2023 will offer a platform for meaningful discussions, innovative solutions, and strategic collaboration. Attendees can expect:

  • Inspirational Keynotes: Eminent speakers from various fields will deliver thought-provoking keynotes, sharing insights and ideas for empowering Louisiana’s urban communities.
  • Interactive Workshops: Engaging workshops will provide attendees with practical tools, resources, and strategies to address pressing issues facing our communities, from education and healthcare to economic development and social justice.
  • Policy Insights: Policymakers and legislators will engage in critical conversations about policies affecting urban Louisiana, fostering a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities on the horizon.
  • Networking Opportunities: Participants will have the chance to connect with like-minded individuals and organizations, building valuable relationships and collaborations.

Urban League Louisiana is proud to announce two outstanding speakers. Symone Sanders Townsend, a former democratic strategist and host of “SYMONE” on MSNBC and MSNBC on Peacock, and CJ McCollum, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, and President of the National Basketball Players Association.

The Empowerment & Policy Conference 2023 is a milestone event for our organization and the communities we serve. It’s a unique opportunity to shape the future of Louisiana, addressing critical issues and driving meaningful change.

Registration for the Empowerment & Policy Conference is now open. For more information and to secure your spot, visit

The Urban League of Louisiana invites all individuals and organizations passionate about the future of Louisiana’s African-American and other underserved communities to join us at our annual Empowerment & Policy Conference. Together, we can chart a brighter future for our state.

About Urban League of Louisiana
The mission of Urban League of Louisiana is to assist African Americans and other communities seeking equity to secure economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights. We implement our mission through programs in the areas of education and youth development, workforce and economic development, public policy and advocacy initiatives.


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